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GovTech 100

Stories about gov tech businesses and startups on the GovTech 100 list, which is updated annually with companies that handle everything from police tech to back-office digitization and health and human services.

Now residents can call for help via certain Amazon Alexa voice-activated devices in homes. The move comes as emergency dispatchers seek more detailed information from callers and as 911 technology improves nationwide.
The latest product from the growing government technology vendor reflects advances in connecting multiple agencies. RapidSOS says the tool could increase access to real-time data and speed up emergency responses.
Citizen surveys made gains during the pandemic, and now the Israeli startup wants to ditch paper and phone responses in favor of a totally online experience that is also statistically sound.
The move will offer local governments tools to make it faster and easier to review project plans. It will also give the startup Symbium access to one of the largest user bases in gov tech — Accela’s.
The company’s buying spree continues with the purchase of Arx, whose cloud-based software is designed to improve access to law enforcement data. The move could help agencies strengthen ties with residents.
The startup is emulating the more precise, costlier digital twins that small water utilities can’t afford. The idea is that even with less precision, the product will help utilities act faster to deliver clean water.
The partnership with what3words could help more first responders better locate emergency callers, including in hard-to-define spots such as parks, parking lots and areas with poor mobile service.
The company, which delivers safety notifications to drivers about things such as the presence of an emergency vehicle, hasn't aggressively raised money from investors. But it's still managed to grow a lot.
My90, a San Francisco Bay Area startup that’s just five years old, gathers anonymous and aggregated input from residents in order to give law enforcement a better picture of when and where communities have concerns.
The deal, only the latest in a hot streak for the gov tech market, comes after CivicPlus took on new private equity owners earlier this year. It brings together two companies with a strong foothold in local government.